Elizabeth Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000855
MRDS ID A011508
Record type Site
Current site name Elizabeth Prospect
Alternate or previous names Hubbard and Elliott Claims

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -144.10975, 61.65104 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
Relative position ON SLOPE W OF RAINBOW CREEK
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • BEST LOCATION: USGS BULL 745, PLATE III, LOC. 20. LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Bornite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result 1.87 OZ/MT AG, 21.69% CU
Result GRAB SAMPLE OF ORE, USGS PP 15, P. 26

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Greenstone
    Rock unit name Nikolai Greenstone
    Rock description Nikolai Greenstone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Triassic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Triassic
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Greenstone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -144.10975, 61.65104

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Reg.Struct: Near Axis Of Elliott Creek Anticline
Local 3 Most Prominant Faults: Vertical Fault Striking N 50 W, Steep Easterly Dipping Striking N 50 E, And A Fault That Strikes N 20 E And Dips 75 To 80 W

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fault Control

Comments on the geologic information

  • GEOL.COM: SEE COMMENTS FOR GOODYEAR PROSPECT

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 144.78M

Comments on the workings information

  • EXPLORED BY A TUNNEL AND SEVERAL OPEN CUTS; TOTAL LENGTH OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS WAS 475 FT IN 1908; PRESENT CONDITION UNKNOWN

Comments on development

  • EXPL.COM: SEE COMMENTS FOR GOODYEAR PROSPECT

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011508

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS PP 15, P. 26

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 374, P. 64,69

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 745, P. 121-122

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1246, P. 43

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-438, LOC. 65

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 80-892B, LOC. 55

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-80-892B-55

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit BORNITE AND CHALCOPYRITE AS IMPREGNATIONS IN GREENSTONE AND IN SMALL VEINS AND LENSES ASSOCIATED WITH QUARTZ AND CALCITE IN FRACTURED GREENSTONE; VEINS HAVE BEEN SHATTERED BY POST MINERALIZATION FAULTING
Deposit SEE GOODYEAR PROSPECT; MUST WORK DONE IN ELLIOTT CR. AREA WAS ON GOODYEAR, ELIZABETH AND ALBERT JOHNSON CLAIMS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-85 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 14-APR-95 Waller, Nichelle (Mosier, Dan) U.S. Geological Survey PUT DIMENSION DATA INTO THE ORE BODY AND WORKINGS FIELDS FROM THE COMMENTS FIELD